Recipe Idea: Gluten Free Three Layer Peanut Butter Bars—Excellent Innovation
Hi. It’s Lois at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you about my new invention, Gluten Free Three Layer Peanut Butter Bars. They are fabulous. Like a Reeses Peanut Butter Bar on top of a Brownie!
I’m not a big fan of Peanut Butter Cookies, but I love these bars.
I was busy making all my traditional Christmas cookies so I could give them to my kids for Christmas when I simply got tired of making Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls. Although the kids are all grown up with their own families, they still expect me to make cookies. And I’m happy to do it.
I keep some cookies for Don and me to enjoy, give some to the kids, take a batch to my neighbors, and have them available to take along to any gathering. Cookies are my Achilles heal. I absolutely love cookies. So I make a lot of them. All. Year. Long.
When I make cookies (or candies that require whipping), I use our KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I love this mixer and I leave it on the counter all the time. It’s a little heavy to lift in and out of a cabinet. If you don’t have one, ask your family to get you one!
Peanut Butter Bars, Rich and Creamy
They are rich, creamy, and full of chocolate. What’s not to like?
I made two pans of the first layer for Gluten Free 3 Layer Mint Brownies, thinking I would make a double batch because everyone loves them so much. Meanwhile, I was also making Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls—and that was going slowly. I had foolishly made a double batch of the PB Balls, too. The recipe makes a TON! (I ended up with 84 Peanut Butter “Balls” (the bigger ones, in candy liners). I was super tired of making the candies.
And I was almost out of the candy papers (small cupcake papers). So I thought, “Hmmm. I wonder what the brownies would taste like with peanut butter in the second layer instead of mint?” I cut one piece from the pan, spread the peanut butter mixture on it, and topped it with chocolate. OMG! A revelation!
So now we have Gluten Free Three Layer Peanut Butter Bars. See what you think, and be sure to comment below when you make the cookies!…